Making Peace With Your Past
Unit 8 – The Advantages of a Turbulent Past
Memory verse: 2 Cor. 1:3-4, NIV: “ Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”
Affirmations to repeat: “No matter what happens, I trust that God is working for my good.
Day 1: Looking in
Q1. Referring to the list of traits of an adult child of an alcoholic, list the traits that describe you. Pg 137
Q2. Write a paragraph expressing your understanding of the ambivalent feelings discussed in this day’s material.
Day 2: Dysfunctional Family Roles
Q3. Referring to the roles that emerge from a dysfunctional family, which one best describes you as a child? Pg 141
Q4. How did your role in the family affect your childhood?
Q5. Do you still play that role in situations today?
Q6. What other roles to you filling in your childhood?
Day 3: Positive Results of a Painful Past, Part 1
Q7. List some of the good things God has done in your life.
Q8. Do you feel that your painful childhood helped you develop a survivor quality? How?
Q9. List the benefits of your survivor mentality or perseverance.
Q10. Share an example of when your survivor mentality helped you in a situation.
Day 4: Positive
Results of a Painful Past, Part 2
Q12. Are you driven to succeed? Why?
Q13. Are you willing to let go and let God take control of this area of your life?
Day 5: Back to the Mirror
Q14. What are your going to do with the pain of your past? List positive ways you can face the pain. Pg 152
Q15. What are the major lessons you have learned as you progressed through this unit? (half page)